Rev. Akusa Gajere, a cleric in Baptist Church in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has urged politicians and all other Nigerians to always give thanks to God for Nigeria.
He said politicians should resort to thanking God for His blessings and favourable dispositions to the country no matter the prevailing ugly developments in the nation’s polity.
Gajere spoke in Toto on Sunday at a thanksgiving service for Mr Philips Tatari Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The clergyman said it is good to thank God always no matter the situation.
“Let’s continue to give thanks to God no matter our situation because as we thank God and continue to pray, he will roll away our challenges and he will also bless us more and the nation will be better.
“It is good to say thank you to the Lord and to sing praises to God who is above all gods no matter the situation one finds himself because there is no alternative to God.
“In thanking God, we are making our requests known to Him and God will surely come to the aid of the people and the country at large if we give thanks to God,” he said.
The man of God also called on politicians to be just, kind and humble in all their activities in order to inherit the kingdom of God, adding that God is always happy with those that were just to others.
The cleric urged the congregation to live exemplary live styles by shunning all negative tendencies in the society, adding that it is only righteousness that could exalt a nation.
Earlier, Shekwo had thanked God for his re-election as the state chairman of APC and his appointment as Chairman, Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra state.
Shekwo said that the thanksgiving was, among other things, for protection of his life.
“Let me admit at this point that my first tenure was not without mistakes and short comings, “he said.
Shekwo also thanked Gov. Tanko Al-Makura and other stakeholders for the confidence reposed in him and other executive members of the party for his re-election for the second term.